If you’re a cat owner, you know how challenging it is, to persuade your kitty to stop scratching your couch or carpet. In fact, if you’re reading this article, you’re probably looking for a solution, that helps to guard areas of your home, that are off limits to your cat.

Well, the good news is, that there are several cat scratching deterrent products, that can help to discourage your cat from defacing your furniture. Actually, there are some products, that can even help train your cat, to redirect his/her energy, to more appropriate objects—like a scratching post.

In the hope of helping you find an ideal solution, that best suits your needs, below is a list of “7 Quality Cat Scratching Deterrents”, for your review.

7. Cat Repellent Spray
Indoor/Outdoor
By Colton’s Naturals

Colton’s Naturals presents an Organic, Indoor/Outdoor Cat Repellent Spray, that keeps cat’s and other unwanted animals from entering restricted areas. It’s made with citronella and peppermint oil; it’s also designed to be safe for kids, pets and nursing mothers. Just spray repeatedly for 2-5 visits and your cat will change it’s patterns, finding another place to scratch or nest. It also comes with a money back guarantee.

6. Cat Guard Pro
Furniture Scratching Repellent
By P&J Pet Supplies

Cat Guard Pro is a safe, Cat Scratching Deterrent, that is designed to discourage destructive behavior toward furniture. It’s a proprietary formula, that is non-toxic, which means it’s okay to use around kids, as well as your pet(s). The available fragrances are eucalyptus, lemon and lavender. Cat guard pro is easy to use, just spray on the object you want to protect and keep an alternative scratching object nearby—for example, a scratching post.

5. Stop The Scratch
Cat Deterrent Spray
By Emmy’s Best

“Stop The Scratch”, Cat Deterrent Spray, is a non-toxic way, to stop your cat from destroying your furniture. It contains a safe formula, comprised of rosemary oil and lemongrass, that is made to deter your kitty from scratching furniture or being in an area of the home, that’s off limits. It’s effective, because cats don’t like the smell this formula emits, which is why it’s used as a deterrent. Also, even though cat’s don’t like the smell, customers don’t have any problems with the rosemary fragrance, which goes away after usage. It’s easy to use and comes with a money back guarantee.

4. Just For Cats
Scratching Deterrent Spray
By Nature’s Miracle

Just For Cats, Scratching Deterrent Spray, is a formula that counters the scent that cat glands leave behind, when cats scratch. It discourages cats from scratching in their usual place and it is designed to be safe to use in your home.

3. Claw Withdraw
Anti-Scratch Training Spray
By Pet MasterMind

Claw Withdraw is a natural training spray solution, that deters cats from scratching furniture or other objects in the home, that you want to protect. It’s a plant-based formula, that does not stain and is an ideal alternative to tinfoil caps or taping. It’s designed to be gentle, safe and it comes with a 100% money back guarantee.

2. Feliway Classic
Pheromone Spray
By Ceva

Feliway Classic is a pheromone, that helps cats relax in their living space. It helps to reduce anxiety and unwanted behaviors, such as scratching and spraying. Feliway classic is also designed to help your kitty become accustomed to a new environment, which is ideal if you want your cat to redirect his/her attention to another object or living area.

1. SSSCAT
Pet Deterrent Spray
By PetSafe

SSSCAT Spray is a motion activated, Pet Deterrent, that detects your pet, when he/she is 3 feet away. When sprayed, it deters your pet from entering areas that are off limits. It’s safe for the environment, odorless and harmless to use around pets and people. It’s ideal for training your cat to stay away from furniture, off countertops or out of trash cans. The sensor needs 4 AAA batteries in order for it to work—not included. It also comes with a money back guarantee.

In conclusion, this is by no means an exhaustive list of what’s available on the market, but it is certainly a good place to start, if you’re looking for a proper cat scratching deterrent. Most are natural, safe and with regular usage, can be effective; especially when you have an alternative scratching post or object for your cat to use—instead of your furniture. If you don’t find what you’re looking for in the above list of “7 Quality Cat Scratching Deterrents”, then it can certainly point you in the right direction. Thanks for reading.